Icon is greatest identified for its restored and transformed four-wheel drive autos, however the Chatsworth, Calif. Firm can be closely into classic pickups. We have been fortunate sufficient to lately drive a blue 1952 Chevrolet Thriftmaster, and now Icon has launched one other instance of this traditional classic pickup.
This 1950 Chevy began life as a 3100 five-window, half-ton pickup truck, and Icon founder and lead designer Jonathan Ward describes it as the primary of the corporate’s first old fashioned version Thriftmaster. (The earlier Thriftmasters and different classic pickups the corporate made have been customized vehicles.)
Icon lends the truck the identify Thriftmaster, which Chevrolet used for the six-cylinder engine that initially powered it. This distinctive farm truck has been utterly mechanically rebuilt, sustaining and bettering its traditional look. The chassis now has impartial entrance and rear suspension, a decrease experience top and fashionable disc brakes from Wilwood. Beneath the hood is a GM LS3 V8 engine with 430 hp, which is related to a column-shift 4L85-E computerized transmission.
Outdoors, the olive inexperienced and cream end is about off with refurbished chrome and a cargo space lined with African teak. Inside, the bench with foldable armrests is roofed with saddle leather-based, which can be used for the door panels and the headliner. It additionally envelops the cream-colored steering wheel that frames a collection of traditional spherical shows. Trendy facilities embrace a Bluetooth stereo system and air-con.
Icon creates one for you and prospects are invited to customise all features of the construct. The selection is large – excess of the farmer who purchased this Chevy some 70 years in the past.